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At the Balancing Ball exhibit, a plastic beach ball floats mysteriously several feet above a large plastic cone. Upon closer inspection, the ball is found to be floating on a stream of air blowing out of the cone; visitors interact with the ball, changing its position in relation to the air flow.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:15
The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:34
Live program from Side, Turkey Images from the Total Solar Eclipse that took place on March 28-29, 2006.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:02:16
Nadine, a glaciology graduate student from UC Santa Cruz, spent four weeks on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet investigating ice sheets and global climate change.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:03:09
Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

Project: California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:00:26
Shots of research vessel in the Barrow boat basin near Nuvuk.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:26
Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:27
Daniel Lum talks about the traditional village site in Barrow called Nuvuk.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:45
Daniel Lum talks about the changes in ocean ice near Barrow.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science